The Flexible Flatfoot in the Adult

Eric Giza, Gerard Cush, Lew C. Schon

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Abstract

The adult acquired flatfoot deformity is characterized by flattening of the medial longitudinal arch with insufficiency of the supporting posteromedial soft tissue structures of the ankle and hindfoot. While the etiology of this deformity can be arthritic or traumatic in nature, it is most commonly associated with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). By one estimate, PTTD affects approximately five million people in the United States. The clinical presentation of adult flatfoot can range from a flexible deformity with normal joint integrity to a rigid, arthritic foot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-271
Number of pages21
JournalFoot and Ankle Clinics
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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